Hubble to stay in service for 7 more years!

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    Hubble to stay in service for 7 more years!


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    Waste of money to solve nothing...
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    I figure it's going to cost about 1% as much as the Iraq war, and it gives me pretty pictures, so it's worth it.

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    The war is always a lame argument. We add to the debt through this waste of time called 'NASA'. Wars happen, for the best or worst, sadly, for the worst. However, nobody can change the past, only the future!
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    Right. Going into space is easily the worst idea we've ever had.
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    ...we can take pretty pictures of it?

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    I was talking more about getting into space, but barring that, yes, we could take pretty pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jverkoey
    ...we can take pretty pictures of it?
    That is, before we get squished...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentral
    The war is always a lame argument. We add to the debt through this waste of time called 'NASA'. Wars happen, for the best or worst, sadly, for the worst. However, nobody can change the past, only the future!
    The point was that there are zillions of other ways to cut the deficit, and this is pretty inconsequential compared to a lot of things the government's spending money on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentral
    Wars happen,
    Heh, only in US.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sentral
    However, nobody can change the past, only the future!
    So exploring the universe isn't future?

    I'd prefer to see hundreds of cool pictures of planets and stars to seeing "5 men dead in Iraq", "7 bombs exploded in Iraq this weekend" in the news.
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    >> Heh, only in US.

    No, those are just the only ones you hear about.


    I estimate that the money spent on WWII all together is enough to make an Intrepid class starship.

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    No, those are just the only ones you hear about.
    I don't live in US, that's why I hear about other wars too.

    For example Kazakhstan and Russia.
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    Kazak-who? Russia? I've never heard of them. I'm just an American imbecile brainwashed by the American media, which only reports American wars so I don't know what's going on in the world. I wish we had a free press like Estonia's! Oh wait, we do. Whew.

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    In all fairness the BBC is boring and depressing. The reporters all sound like they need midol or zantac and they talk about practically nothing. I know because the Jazz radio station thinks it's "cool" too play it on the top of the hour"

    I think we should just let hubble go out with a bang and crash into a random spot on earth.

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